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Just talked to the guys at the booth. I looked for you at one point, but couldn't find you and gave up and forced the G, C, and T of GCT to just tell me about it...

 

...which made me buy the book to learn it once I felt bad that there were other people standing around.

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Welcome, Aaron, I listened to your podcast about terrain just the other day - a nice experience!

I follow the rules of bushido. I am a bushi.

Swedish players, rally to Hokuō Bushido!

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Hi all,

My name is Nic, and I'm from Sydney, Australia. I've been an on and off gamer (wargaming, rpg, all the rest of it!) for over 20 years, but it's been hard to get into stuff recently since my group of gamers have had a major attack of life and basically gone their separate ways (all over the world!).

Recently I reconnected with a childhood mate who turned out to be a gamer too. He told me about this game (Bushido) that had caught his eye, and after a skim through the rules and a look at the amazing miniatures, I was hooked!

Because of the smaller number of minis to collect, and the smaller game boards (I've never played any skirmish games before, only big stuff like WH), I've decided to really take my time and do a really good job on everything. I hope to post stuff once it's done (but not for a while yet, I'm sloooooow at this stuff!). Bushido has even inspired me to research Japanese architecture and landscaping, and it turns out Sydney (and a few places not too far away) have awesome Japanese Gardens. I've visited a few places and have had some really good inspiration.

My first faction I'm putting together are the Ito, though the Ryu and Temple have definitely caught my eye too! Though, to be honest, I'm really looking forward to the day the Bear Clan become a faction in this game...

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Welcome to the forums mate.

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Sounds like you have a lot of enthusiasm already! Looking forward to seeing you progress!

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Just wondering how the stretched canvas boards are holding up for the Our House Guys.  Left two with them to abuse in preperation for Adepticon and Gencon events in 2014. 

 

Aaron, Welcome, i haven't had an opportunity to listen yet, but it is in my podcatcher for when time frees up again.

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Ret-markdieter wrote:

Just wondering how the stretched canvas boards are holding up for the Our House Guys.  Left two with them to abuse in preperation for Adepticon and Gencon events in 2014. 

 

Aaron, Welcome, i haven't had an opportunity to listen yet, but it is in my podcatcher for when time frees up again.

The boards are holding up pretty good. We did two games on them this last week.

"Let your plans be dark and inpenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt."

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Another Bushido-newcomer here.

My name's Brad from Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Well I live here nowadays anyway.

I started wargaming when I was 14 and ever since my favorite realms are historical and fantasy. I do play sci-fi and other random stuff but my heart really lies with the former two.
I also play card games and it was through L5R that I got into contact with two guys who just discovered Bushido. Since we all dig Oriental-fantasy based games I decided to check it out and quickly got hooked.
Most of my friends are heavily into Japanese culture whereas I am more into Han-Chinese. We can all appreciate the Oriental-fantasy genre as it's the best of everything really.

My first starter was Ito because I refused to fall for the trap of playing dead things(aka The Cult). I'm kind of known for my attraction to undead things(okay that came out wrong LOL) so I decided to do the next best thing. Snakes!
However as another guy in our group already played Ito I decided to give in and "take up the Cult as my second group". Now, two-three weeks later, guess which is now my biggest collection? *sighs*
My last purchases were Mo Isis and the giant rat swarm to use in combination with Nezumi and his furry pals. I also bought the giant cave bat not too long ago and use it as a proxy for Gok. Why? Well check out my username, I'm crazy for bats and carry my nickname proudly.
I will one day buy the Gok model though, probably for tounament purposes as not to confuse people but right now my flapping pal does the trick (and I can make bonus squeeky sounds).

I'm amazed at some of the sculpts in this game and cannot wait what is in store for all of us. I love how fast it plays(once you get to know all the traits and special attacks/defences) and the fact you could even play it on a small tea-table.
It's such a refreshing way to play after huge armies that need two carry cases and skirmish games that need so many tokens you'd better buy another table just to hold them.

I'm currently trying to get some much-needed time in to paint!

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I've realised that despite posting on here for a wee bit I have yet to introduce myself. so here goes!

Hi, I'm Martin from Glasgow. Long time gamer, average painter & forum lurker.

I've really liked the look of Bushido since I saw it start up. I eventually got the Cult starter (undead thing going on with rats!) and have built up to having 3/4 of the Cult stuff. I'm finally starting to paint my stuff and had my first demo game last week from a Retainer in Glasgow at the G3 gaming club.

I really enjoyed the game and I hope to play lots more games. Thankfully the retainer has boards as my terrain skills are woeful and I have limited space and money.

I'm in the process of getting rid of the model games where you need a bucket load of guys (where most look the same) and want to focus more on skirmish games where the models have more individuality (check me with the big word).

I hope to participate ore on the forum and whenever I get my dark forces painted I will post some pics.

Better get back to work now!

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Welcome guys, glad you've found and are enjoying the game. Make sure to add yourselves to the player locator. Are either of you coming to SmogCon? three days of 24hr gaming :) 

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Sadly I won't be able to make it. Used up my holidays and I doubt work will give me time off. 

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There is stuff all weekend and a one day pass just for Sunday.

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I really would like to go but my work isn't the most flexible and it's a long way to travel from Glasgow.

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Same here, darn work and travel. angry
I will definitely be on the lookout next year when my schedule and finances are more relaxed. Three days of gaming sounds like paradise.

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Hey Guys and Girls,

I'm Marcel from Munich, Germany. Didn't play Bushido yet, but as soon as my Temple starter arrived I'll get going. Some of my friends picked up other Starters and we decided to give it a try. I'm relly curious how it will feel, playing Bushido :)

I'm playing Infinity and Malifaux (lots of Malifaux) normaly. But Bushido looks like it fill in a gap, because the Style of playing is a bit different :)

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Hi Marcel, 

welcome aboard. Glad to have some more people from Germany on board.

Let us know how your first games go and if you have any questions feel free to ask them. You will find the Bushido community to be one of the friendliest around. 

You can also send me a pm if you need any help in German.

Gruß, Leo

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Thanks Leo, that's a really nice offer :) I'll let you know how our first game was and will definitly have a lot of questions after the first games ;)

A friendly community is great! You can feel cozy and at home :)

This will be the first time I'll learn a System just from the book. Every other system I've played so far I had some advisor, demo-giver or patient opponent. But I think most of the rules have to looked up during the play, all these special Attack and Defence Rules?

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As a tip, try to give you and your opponent a "demo game" the first time around.

Use about three models per side (or round about 25 points) so you don't have to memorize all the Traits/Feats and Specials in your first go.

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Welcome, Glassquid, and you others I've missed to say hi to!

 

DasLeo gives good advice. I'd actually even recommend doing a first little demo with just one model each, and skip the specials and feats at first. Perhaps just run a couple of turns to get the feel for it.

I follow the rules of bushido. I am a bushi.

Swedish players, rally to Hokuō Bushido!

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Welcome to Jwar Isles! Another Temple player ^^ I love that faction.

Learn the game, play a lot, and have fun. And if you need some advices or have some questions, here in the forums maybe we can give you some tips and some answers wink

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Thank you all! That's so nice of you!

Hope my order gets here soon, then I'll post coloured Minipics and a BattleRep ;)

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Howdy all. Posted a couple of times elsewhere on the site before noticing this thread, so i figure i better introduce myself as i have a funny feeling i'm around to stay. (",)

I'm Dale and i'm from the FAR north of Scotland (the nearest place to me you've prob heard of is John O'Groats or Dounreay, about 120 miles north of Inverness). I'm the Master Interrogator (chaplain) in my 40k clan and anyone who knows me will tell you i'm verbose to say the least - so don't expect many small posts from me! (",)

Been playing 40k for about a year now and, though i love the fluff and stuff, having to spend £30 on a box of mannies that are all the same, needing to buy 2 (sometimes 3) of these boxes for a single unit, needing 50+ models to play a game that you need to set aside an entire day to play, have all contributed to my waning enthusiasm. Was thinking about moving onto WHF before as my Dark Angels were nearing completion but then all these aforementioned seeds of doubt crept in and i thought "if i don't want to live on the street then i need to get rid of GW from my life".

I can't remember if i was looking for a skirmish game first or something with an Eastern flavour (i've always loved Japanese culture and even began teaching myself the language a short time ago) but i stumbled onto "Ronin" by Osprey: an interesting game i'm still eager to try - and quite cheap. From there i found this and i've found something positive in pretty much every facet of the product.

Which faction/s shall i play? Let's not kid ourselves, we know we're going to own every single model at some point (",). But to begin with i think i'm going to start with PoR to learn the game and i'll use my second starter set as my "army proper". Prob something needing a bit more finesse/tactics to master like CoY, IC, or even ToR-K (monks are cool). SS will be one of the best/strongest by the sounds of things once they get more models, but i'll be leaving the SW until last i think. I think they're one of the coolest factions and the ultimate bad-guys with cool models - but they seem to be the most difficult to play, if not the most difficult to paint.

Now that you all know me i promise that's the longest post any of you will ever be subjected to by me. I'm somewhat of an insomniac, so i apologise for the time of night/morning of my posts, and please forgive my abuse of this space with rambling - i promise i'll be good if you just let me stay, and i don't eat much and i'll never let it happen again. (",)

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Nice to have you along for the ride, just throw me a picture every now and then and you can be as verbose as you like:)

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Welcome to Jwar Isles and have fun! smiley

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Hi,

I am Bartjan from Leiden (the Netherlands)

I have always played the more large scale battles like warhammer and mantic but most of my miniatures are in rotterdam at my folks place (my dad also plays and most of the guys i used to play against also live in rotterdam). But because I hate dragging te large amount of models around I decided to try a more small scale game this time. I also played quite some D&D but you need more people for that and work is making it harder to plan games. I started searching around for some skirmish games and also played some others. But I love the japanese feel of the models and decided to start with bushido as well. I am not completely sure what faction I will be playing I now have the starter set of the Savage Wave and the Cult but I will certainly ad one of the samurai like factions (not sure which one Ryu or Ito or maybe both). Since those models also make for great (both literally and figurally speaking) D&D characters. 

As soon as I got the models and rulebook I played a few skirmishes of a few models on each side to see how the game worked and it actually feels rather smooth despite having to look up large amounts of rules. And since I am new to ther rules as well I hope I can convince some of my (asian loving) friends to try it out as well.

 

Meavar

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Welcome, Meavar!

There are a couple of other guys from the Netherlands around here.

Take a look at the player locator.
And fill in your adress in your profile - that'll make you show up on the map*.

 

 

* But don't just put Leiden, be a little more specific. Otherwise it'll put you in a standard point for Leiden, and if there are more than one of you there only one will be visible.
If you don't want to put down your adress, put down your favourite sushi place.

I follow the rules of bushido. I am a bushi.

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Welcome to Jwar Isles! ;)

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Welcome to the forums:)

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Thanks for all the welcomes, just posted my first battle report.

 

Meavar

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Hi All,

My name is Sergio, I'm Spanish living in China.

I choose Bushido for the high quality and nice desing of their miniatures...and then...because the game remember me another great one (Confrontation) but in a lovely Asian inspiration.

I'm preparing a Prefecture and Cult factions...

Nice to see you here..

Cheers!

 

Si vis pacem,para bellum !!!

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Welcome, Yukimura! Nice to see the game spread to China!

Many of us have very fond memories of Confrontation!

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Swedish players, rally to Hokuō Bushido!

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Hello guys

Name is Radoslaw. I am a wargamer, 3d artist and affictionado of asian cultures (practicing kendo and jian-shu, collecting antiques, writing on histor of japanese art and mythology) from Poland. I've been working on designing and sculpting miniatures, ilustrations for various RPG scenarios etc- namely anything related to RPG/ wargaming I've been able to put my hands on. As you can easily guess Bushido caught my eye and I am really- really enjoying watching it grow.

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Welcome to both of you:) now go look at pictures in the painting section! (I don't think enough people leave comments so I'm pimping it!)

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Welcome folks! Good to have you on board.

And yes, listen to Greeny. ;)

 

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Domor arigato Guys!!! 

 

Got it!! next step show the miniatures...I will try to hold some photos again! heheheblush

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Welcome, Radoslaw!

I follow the rules of bushido. I am a bushi.

Swedish players, rally to Hokuō Bushido!

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Welcome to Jwar Isles!

Have fun!!

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Ahoy sailors!

 

Steven knowles here, armed with an exploring hat and boundless optimism from northwest England, trying to rediscover my feet in miniature collecting/gaming, so to speak.

 

Alexsmith got me to play a few games as a way to help him practice for Smogcon, and have to say I looked at the models again and realized they're actually flipping superb sculpts, and the game itself is the right size for me to mentally digest (which personally became a big problem with Warmachine/Hordes as that game has grown).

In spite of only having 3 games in total, didn't stop either of us from attending a tournament today with some Cult borrowed off the very same Alex, and I picked up almost all the Silvermoon trade syndicate range while I was at it. If I go into something, it's generally with both feet, soooo yeahwink

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Welcome
Jeah I know the problem of diving head first into bushido the moment you start :D

And though option to start with the Cult, they are not one of the easyer factions to play in my opinion.

Fortunately I have no regrets about it.

Meavar

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Welcome Sath, glad you've chosen Bushido to get into, if you can you should get yourself down to SmogCon for three days of gaming. 

"To a real warrior, power perceived may be power achieved."

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I really wanted to go to Smog con for the warma hordes but money was tight before christmas so I sadly didn't get a chance to get an early ticket (dern new computer, mmhmm). Next year though? Oh I'll be thereyes

 

Yeah the Kairai were bit of an ache to handle from a scenario perspective (but then the Ikiryo has bounced her fair share of wounds onto Hiro takashi, blown up Minuro and fiddled with enemy ki plenty). It was mostly coincidence that Alex had the most options for Cult at the time, and despite the ache of handling kairai for the first time I'm glad I was able to learn how easily durable can be circumvented on things like the marionette.

When life hands you lemons: make orange juice, not lemonade.

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Hello every one :D

I'm ashamed I haven't seen this post before -_-.
So, I'm french, live near Paris and 25. I do a lot of stuff besides minis but still that's one of my favorites ;)

I mostly enjoy painting, never really gotten into playing for lack of players / nice rules / time / motivation. I have been offered a savage wave starter pack and I'm currently enjoying painting the little gremlins :D

See you soon in modelling ;)

Ilraenor

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Welcome,
Good to see you enjoy the painting hobby. There quite some people in paris that play according to the player locator so maybe you could try a game against them. But even if you do not, I look forward to seeing more beautifully painted mischievous little buggers ready to claim their ancestral lands.

 

Meavar

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Welcome to the Jwar Isles!

Have fun! ;)

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Hi Everyone. My name is Martin from Las Vegas in the US. I'm new to Bushido, but have been looking at the game for a while as feudal Japan/L5R are one of my favorite genres. Have not yet played the game. I'm waiting on my starters for Ro Kan, Ryu, and Syndicate to arrive. Been reading through the rules and forums in the meantime. Bushido looks to be a very cool game and quite different from the miniatures games I usually play.

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3 starter sets at once! That's a lot of keen you have there good sir, welcome to the forums:)

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Thanks Greeny. I definitely wanted Ro Kan. Love the way they look. But I wanted a second starter to run demos and couldn't decide between Ryu and Syndicate, hence all three.

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Between the two, I would recommend the STS starter over the Prefecture for doing demos vs. Temple.  I've always found Temple vs. Prefecture (using the starters only) leans very heavily in favor of Prefecture.  STS vs. Temple gives a bit better balance in my opinion.

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Hi, Sath, Ilraenor & Aryus!

 

And I agree (as always) that the Prefecture can be a little hard to demo with. Before players start to master the other factions their armour and overall fighting competence wins a little too easily.

To get the full mileage out of the other factions you need a little more grasp of the game.

(Which does not mean that the Prefecture is easy to master - you need more expertise to get the full mileage out of them as well, but they accelerate faster from standing still.)

I follow the rules of bushido. I am a bushi.

Swedish players, rally to Hokuō Bushido!

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Greetings everyone! Name is Antonio. I have been a big fan of this game since I seen it last year, but have yet to get any miniatures. I am hoping to change that soon. I currently play Malifaux and am waiting for the many new skirmish based games to start coming out.

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